Last year, WWE.com published a list titled 15 superstars who should’ve been bigger deals. To this day, that article still pisses me off. The list highlights a ton of guys, with the exception of Magnum TA, who all wrestled in the WWE at some point that didn’t make it to the top. It’s a list published by the people DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE for those people not getting to the top.
On every wrestling podcast I listen to, wrestlers and promoters always talk about “the it factor.” The it factor is a load of horse shit. Every wrestler potentially has the ability to appeal to a massive audience but it’s all about opportunity. The Rock didn’t magically stumble into a trunk full of “it factor” while he was turding up WWE television as Rocky Maivia. He didn’t set down his party favors ring gear and go “oh, maybe I should try on this ‘it’ stuff.” Seriously, Rocky dressed like an office conference room decked out for a holiday party. Anyway, Rock’s “it factor” appeared when they just let the guy act normal in the ring without clogging up the machine with dumb gimmicks, stupid ring attire and an angle like a stutter or constant vomiting.
Sometimes, a wrestler could have the “it factor”, but no one sees it because half of the WWE programming is sister-on-sister squabbling. That’s why the article from the WWE pisses me off so much. “Oh, we’re just noticing now we fucked up this guy’s career.” It would have been too obvious to name the article “Our Bad.”
This brings us to Cesaro — a guy that should have been world heavyweight champion at least once by now. He’s got the look, the appeal, he’s strong as shit and has shined up terrible angles into semi-precious jewels. How he’s not being considered for anything other than the man who’ll hand Brock Lesnar his Lunchables is beyond my miniature brain. Oh right, it’s because we’ve all got to sit through Randy Orton and John Cena rolling around like best friends at Hell In A Cell.
But guess what? Cesaro is just as sick of watching Cena and Orton as fans. He said so.
“It is a new era of guys, it’s a new generation, and it’s a lot of fun to watch that because there are fresh match-ups. I mean I’m sick of seeing John Cena against Randy Orton for the 500th time. It’s great that we have some new, young guys that can come out and provide absolutely great match-ups and for the fans there are fresh, exciting matches and things to watch.”
A hundred times fucking yes! I don’t care if his comments are shoot, work or stitched on a decorative pillow, they’re the truth. If the two need to wrestle again, it shouldn’t be the main event, or the co-main event or whatever.
At least the Orton and Cena match at Hell In A Cell will bring the feud to a close and the pair won’t wrestle again for a long time. Probably not for twelve or thirteen hours later at Raw.